President will start war against migrants if they approach US borders
TEXAS - October 19, 2018
At the moment, the caravan of migrants has at least 4,000 people moving towards the border of the United States in search of a better life
“I believe we’ll get to the United States. There’s no work in Honduras, and you live in fear that they’re going to kill you or your children,” said Fanny Barahona, 35, an unemployed teacher who is walking with her nine-year-old son and carrying her two-year-old daughter.
According to the organizers of the so-called “March of the Migrant,” people are coming to America “to change their lives;people don’t want to be killed anymore.” The caravan started from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador and is headed towards the American border through Guatemala and Mexico.
Despite the ongoing debate in the White House about the migrant presence in the United States, President Donald Trump immediately responded to reports and threatened to send troops to the border with Mexico, or even close the southern border if the Mexican authorities don’t stop the 4,000-strong “caravan.”
“In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump tweeted the day before.
According to preliminary estimates, in September 2018 alone, the US Border Service detained more than 41,4000 illegal immigrants. З7,544 illegals were arrested in August.
In addition, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of immigrant children trying to enter the United States alone without a family.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to travel to Mexico City today to discuss plans to stop the caravan with his Mexican colleagues.
Trump also threatened to completely deprive Honduras and Guatemala of material assistance if the authorities of these countries don’t take action.
Earlier, on October 11, Vice President Mike Pence met with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador in Washington and told them that the White House is ready to help their countries in economic development and provide additional investment if they start a strengthened fight against migration,corruption, and group violence.
It seems that, despite the president’s own words, representatives of other state bodies believe the country is ready to accept and help migrants.